We first checked out NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 GPU at its launch again in January, and this stays the entry-level possibility from the present technology (Ampere) of graphics playing cards from workforce inexperienced. Sure, a graphics card that begins effectively over $300 within the present market is your entry into Ampere graphics – although lower-cost playing cards are nonetheless being bought from the final technology, such because the GTX 16 Collection.
And now, some ranting concerning the lack of mainstream graphics choices this technology.
It’s loopy to suppose that after three years we nonetheless don’t have a successor to the GTX 1650 on the mainstream aspect of issues (1650 Tremendous however), or perhaps NVIDIA won’t ever revisit non-RTX variants as they did with the GTX 16 Collection? (Nicely, allegedly we will sit up for a GTX 1630 sooner or later, so I assume they received’t promote a GTX 1030 ceaselessly.)
There’s loads of competitors within the ‘inexpensive’ graphics card section, not the least of which from AMD’s RX 6500 XT. Positive, this card – with its x4 connection and 64-bit reminiscence interface – might have appeared like a little bit of a ridiculous product at its launch, nevertheless it provides fairly compelling 1080p efficiency, and at present out there for round $200. The RTX 3050 is a quicker possibility by a large margin, nevertheless it prices much more.
Again to the assessment. Sorry.
Offered in your inspection is MSI’s GeForce RTX 3050 GAMING X 8G, a factory-overclocked possibility (1845 MHz vs. inventory 1777 MHz Increase) with a thick, dual-fan cooler for cool and quiet operation. It at present sells for $359.99 (Newegg hyperlink). Let’s test it out.